|Produced by||A. M. Rathnam|
|Music by||Harris Jayaraj|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Distributed by||Sri Satya Sai Movies|
Puliyankulam and Veppankulam are nearby villages with an enmity lasting for a few generations. Periyasamy (Rajkiran) is a Hindu from Puliangulam and is widely respected by the villagers. Michael Soosai (Nassar) is a devout Orthodox Christian from Veppangulam and does not trust other religions. Sakthivel (Silambarasan) is Periaysamy’s son, and he studies in a college in Nagercoil. Angel (Sonia Agarwal) is Michael's daughter, and she attends the same college.
Sakthivel and Angel meet in college and fall in love. Angel is afraid that her father will never allow her to marry a Hindu, especially from the rival village. Michael and Periyasamy get to know about the relationship between Sakthivel and Angel. Michael gets angry and scolds his daughter, while Periyasamy agrees for the wedding. Michael does not want an inter-caste marriage and decides to force his daughter to become a nun. Periyasamy arrives and tells the truth in front of everyone that Angel is Soosai’s adopted daughter and that she was born to Muslim parents. Michael realizes his mistake and agrees for the wedding.
- Silambarasan as Shaktivel(Tamil)/Rudhra(Telugu)
- Sonia Agarwal as Michael Angel Devi
- Vadivelu as 'Bullet' Pandi (Shaktivel's uncle)
- Rajkiran as Periyasamy, Shaktivel's father
- Nassar as Michael Soosai, Angel's father
- Rekha as Angel's mother
- Charle as Muruga
- Ganeshkar as Shaktivel's friend
- Rajesh as Priest
- Singamuthu as Astrologer
- Bava Lakshmanan as Cycle Soosai
- S. Ramana Girivasan as Police Control Room Officer
- Paravai Muniyamma in a guest role
One of the high points of the film is cycle race where hero Silambarasan and villain Sathyan take part. There are 3 fights in the film, but they've been very realistically picturised, says the director. The entirely village-based subject has been shot at locations in Nagercoil, Kuttralam, Munnar among other places. Says Hari, "For the cycle race we shot, we collected about a 1,000 people for the scene. We took about five days to shoot. The total shooting for the film was wrapped up in 59 days".
Hindu praised simbhu's performance as "restraint and maturity".
The soundtrack comprises six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj. All lyrics written by Snehan except for "Collegikku" (Na. Muthukumar). The soundtrack received positive reviews upon release and became a commercial hit.
|Soundtrack album by Harris Jayaraj|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Five Star Audio|
|Harris Jayaraj chronology|
|"Arali Vedayil Vidaitha"||Palakkad Sriram|
|"Kadhal Panna"||Kovai Kamala, Silambarasan, Vadivelu, Tippu|
|"Puyalae Puyalae"||Karthik, Mahathi|
|"Kokku Meenai Thinnuma"||Shankar Mahadevan, Srilekha Parthasarathy|
|"Silu Silu Siluvena"||Tippu|
Telugu track list
Lyrics are written by Sahithi and Ponduri
|"Gunde Ninda"||Malgudi Subha, Murali|
|"Puvama Puvama"||Murali, Sumangali|
|"Ravika Leni"||Ranjith, Sumangali|
|"Kasi Kasiga"||Harish Raghavendra|